Volume 413, Number 3, January III 2004
|Page(s)||1115 - 1123|
|Published online||07 January 2004|
Comparison of model calculations and photometric observations of bright “magnetic” regions
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma, Italia e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 INAF - Osservatorio astronomico di Roma, via Frascati 33, 00040 Monte Porzio Catone, Italia e-mail: email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale (CIFS)
Corresponding author: V. Penza, email@example.com
Accepted: 28 July 2003
Since 1981, several attempts to build series of semiempirical models designed to represent, in addition to the quiet Sun, the various types of magnetic regions across the solar disk (network, faculae and sunspots), have followed one another. Here we test the capability of those calculated by Fontenla et al. ([CITE]) to reproduce different experimental data, comparing the computed spectra with the observations made by the PSPT of the Rome Observatory. In particular, we study the average center-limb variation of the network and facular contrast. In this way, we are able to single out the models best reproducing the different photospheric structures operationally identified by the PSPT observations and data analysis. We show also that it would be possible, with slight modifications of the models, to further improve the agreement with the experimental data.
Key words: Sun: atmosphere / Sun: activity / Sun: faculae, plages / Sun: magnetic fields
© ESO, 2004
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